Robert Bauval wrote:
> Firstly, let me say that I have been away from this as well as
> the Maat message boards because I did not approve of much of
> the bickering on important issues.
And so to avoid this Stower is the one you want to have a conversation with....?
> We know know, with irrefutable evidence, that the Khufu
> Cartouche was neither 'stolen' as Hawass had claimed, or
> damaged in any way on that day of the 17th April 2013 when
> Erdmann and Gorlitz were taking samples in the Great Pyramid.
> But now we also DO KNOW, also with irrefutable evidence, that
> someone DID TAKE SAMPLES FROM THE KHUFU CARTOUCHE sometime
> between July 2004 and December 2006. The question, therefore,
> is WHO?
> I would welcome your help (and anyone else who is serious about
> this issue) to get to the truth of this matter.
If the only person you really care to talk to is Martin then I am curious why not just contact him directly....?
Regardless, short of Stower guarding the chambers himself from 2004-2006 or communicating with someone with direct knowledge of the events, I don't understand how he or anyone else could offer any candidates beyond speculation.
Obviously to steal from this particular graffiti suggests a clear motive to establish the provenance of Khufu, or lack thereof, by RCD. We can assume being they took the samples they actually followed through and dated them as well. Given this would have happened sometime after the fact in the last 7-10yrs with no results forthcoming it does lead one to believe they did not get the answer they were looking for being either too old, too young, just right, or inconclusive. While the culprits may have been those of the "alternative" persuasion, as Martin makes clear are all and/or liars, frauds, or mentally deficient anyways egro this is just what these types do, by the same token, particularly given the debacle of the two OK RCD study results, the perpetrators may have just as easily been Egyptologists not wanting expose themselves before knowing the test results first.
Given anyone could have done this during this time, from either side of the debate, until someone steps forward to claim responsibility it seems a bit contrived to think we could just "figure it out" by guessing. Maybe it was Stefan Erdmann. Or maybe Zahi Hawass. It'll cost you about $200 in payoff money to get a late night climb to the top of G1-how much to get into the relieving chambers?
Post Edited (14-Jul-14 21:49)